I remember these times, they're around when I first started reading MgoBlog, back in college... Re: Miles: If only, right? To bad Bill Martin, who I'm so glad to be rid of, bungled that one. But no, the RichRod Experience is something that had to be done (my old college roommate at the time swore that we'd become the next USC with the spread and Michigan combined), and now that it's done I think Hoke will bring us back to our glory days,* and am glad that MgoBlog's Archive section allows me this nostalgia.** *The Horror not included **As the only comment on this old post, I doubt anyone will read this anyway, but that's fine... Mgo*point* in the basket!
Miles Contacted By Michigan
Go to the basketball game and tune out for a couple hours and you come back to a dozen emails about this:
LSU athletic director Skip Bertman confirmed Wednesday night through spokesman Herb Vincent that his Michigan counterpart, Bill Martin, has officially requested permission to speak with Les Miles about becoming the next coach of the Wolverines.
These things rarely become public unless they're in the bag, so this is a strong indication Miles is a done deal. LSU is promising a counter-offer but unless they can suddenly be the program Bo built, it is unlikely to matter.
A significant number of people have sent in the same story: there is an old guard at Michigan strongly opposed to Miles' candidacy, while younger folk, big money donors, and those not as closely connected to the current regime support it. I get stuff from people on side A skeptical about Miles' chances; I get stuff from people on side B saying it's done. Like, done-done-done and going to be announced Monday. I lean towards the latter, and expect Miles will be the guy in a few days.